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Vegan Vegetable Starter

Vegan Vegetable Starter

Vegan Vegetable Starter


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Organic & Vegan
Vegetable Starter Culture

Our organic & vegan vegetable starter culture will give your vegetable ferments the best start in life. Containing a range of bacteria and starches to get things moving quickly and safely with your vegetable fermentation. Just add salt, our starter culture, and your favorite vegetables.

Our organic & vegan vegetable starter culture is free from dairy (whey) and any other animal-based products.

One 5g sachet is enough for up to 4kg of vegetables. 

Ingredients: Organic tapioca starch. Starter cultures (Lactobacillus Casei/Paracasei, Lactobacillus Harbinensis, Lactobacillus hilgardii, Bifidobacterium Psychraerophilum/Crudilactis, Saccharomyces Cerevisia and Dekkera Bruxellensis.).

Recommended activation date for culture:
2 Year shelf life

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Please note that we do not send printed copies of instructions with your purchase. If you would like to have a printed version, you can open a printable PDF by clicking here.



If you have more than one fermenting food culture at home, we recommend that you keep them at least 1 metre apart from each other at all times. This is to stop cross contamination of the different cultures. If you are working with dairy in particular, this is very important. Please contact us is you require further assistance with fermenting more than one culture.

What to do once your Organic & Vegan Vegetable Starter Culture arrives:

What equipment do I need?

Fermentation Process:


Simply add the starter with either the salt or brine used for fermenting your vegetables. It can be poured directly onto the vegetables or stirred into the brine. 



I've followed these steps, and nothing is happening.

Organic ginger beer plant very hardy. It’s unlikely they would have died during the shipping process. If you are experiencing problems, please do get in touch with us. Don’t worry, we’re always more than happy to resend more organic ginger beer plant if required.

Why does my ginger beer have slime in it?

Organic ginger beer plant needs a low pH to make a ‘clean’ brew. It does lower the pH itself, but sometimes it needs a helping hand especially at the start of the brew when ‘bad’ bacteria have it easy. If you have a well established, very active ginger beer plant, you might be able to get away without acidifying it, but in the long term, you will need to lower the pH. The brew can get smelly or go very slimy if you don’t get the pH low quickly enough in the brew. We recommend always using an acidifier.

Going on holiday?

If you’re planning on going on holiday, you’re probably concerned about leaving your ginger beer plant unattended. Don’t worry though. Place them in a fresh batch of water and sugar and pop the jar into the fridge. It will keep like this for 2-3 weeks.